Wen Yiduo first quoted Perry's words in his article "The Metrics of Poetry", what he wanted to express is that the metric of poetry is beneficial to the restraint of poets - "I am afraid that the more courageous the writer, the more Dancing in shackles is the only way to dance happily and well. Only those who can’t dance will blame the shackles for getting in the way, and only those who can’t write poetry will feel that the rhythm is a shackle.”
I think this sentence is not only for poets, but also for designers. Even art creators are limited by metric, painting materials, and style, not to mention designers who are born to speak for products and users. There was no designer in the previous products. Only developers can make operating systems such as DOS, Windows, and Linux, as well as software such as the first generation of OICQ and Foxmail, until they realize the importance of product thinking and the importance of users. , The importance of the beautiful interface, the user experience designer was born, that is, the later interaction designer and visual designer.
Because designers are the bridge between users and product development, designers should not only have user thinking, but also development thinking. Because if you don't understand what technology your own products use, the products you design are likely to be imaginative. As the saying goes (by WingST), "Who can't be more creative than creativity, can only be considered as a skill!"
1. Understand limitations and realize design value
“Don’t think of system constraints or conditions as limitations, think of them as the foundation upon which creative designs are built.” —Luke Miller, User Experience Methodology
This quote from Miller speaks to the relationship between design and technology, and I take it for granted.
1. Designers are best at ideas
When there is no design intervention, the ease of use and learnability of products made up of technology is very poor, just like a bare surface, which is really solid, but lifeless and easy to get lost. At this time, the designer came and said that this is not good, I can do this or that optimization for you, and give you a complete design concept, which is really beautiful. At this time, there were vegetation, buildings and atmosphere on the surface, forming a new product. The boss slapped the table and said, "It looks good, let's start work!"
2. Find the fulcrum of the design
The design concept given is very beautiful, but many designers are dumbfounded when they reach the stage of realization: the rest is left to the development, I will cut the picture and you can't realize it. ?
Most of the time, you can't blame the b2b data development. It's better to help the development students to think about how your design can be implemented better?
For example, if you want to quickly grasp the user's geographic location, you should know that the mobile phone has a GPS module, the APP has an interface to quickly obtain the user's mobile phone positioning information, and the latitude and longitude of the positioning can be converted into provinces and cities;
For example, if you want to make a design that can change the shape according to the tilt angle of the user's mobile phone, you should know that there is a module called gyroscope on the mobile phone, how it perceives the tilt angle of the mobile phone, and what parameters can be returned to represent these angles? How accurate is it, and can it reproduce your design well?
For example, if you want to achieve a cool animation effect, you should know the principles of animation implementation on Android and iOS. If you are designing on the web or on the PC, it is different from the animation implementation on the mobile side. Can these implementations restore your animation effects?
For example, if you want to create a function of intelligent image recognition or intelligent voice translation, you should understand which companies are doing this function better, and what degree can they achieve? Does your development team have corresponding technical reserves? Is it possible to work with these companies directly?